The physical consequence of repetitively pulling one's own hair causes the person immense shame and embarrassment so people with trichotillomania, like co-founder of Habitaware Aneela Kumar, often suffer in silence, going to great lengths to hide the evidence of their shame. It was only when Aneela married Sameer Kumar and he one day discovered that she had no eyebrows that she decided to tell someone the secret she had kept for 20 years.
Finally, the applications don’t have to be simply about physical activity tracking or syncing apps: Check out HabitAware, whose Keen smart bracelet uses a sophisticated motion sensor to help people reduce unflattering behaviors like hair pulling and nail biting.
The HabitAware Keen is a wrist-worn wearable that’s very similar in style to a fitness tracker. The Keen uses gesture-detection technology to recognize when the wearer is engaging in behaviors associated with poor mental health. For most people, biting their nails is just a bad habit, but for many with mental health issues, it’s a …
It's important that Keen fits snugly. Here's a quick guide to help you decide which bracelet size to order:
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